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Fort Lauderdale company named in trademark suit over sale of wheelchairs

By Karen Kidd | Sep 24, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE (Florida Record) — Fort Lauderdale-based mobility equipment supplier Quick N Mobile is facing a breach of contract suit recently filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Florida court rules against promoter of boxing superstar

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI — Florida's Third District Court of Appeal KO'ed a trial court’s decision to award $8.5 million to All Star, Inc., the former promoter for boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Federal judge orders Florida election officials to provide Puerto Ricans with Spanish language voting information

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

GAINESVILLE — A federal judge has ordered Florida election officials to provide Puerto Rican residents with Spanish-language voting information in a ruling that will affect 32 Sunshine State counties that conduct English-only elections.

Sexual assault victim granted more time to compile evidence for lawsuit against Cape Coral Hospital

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

A federal judge will allow a woman more time to conduct depositions to prove her sexual assault case.

Federal court denies health care company's motion to dismiss lack-of-care lawsuit

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied a motion by the health care company providing services to Lee County Jail to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the firm deliberately failed to provide health care and breach of contract with the county.

Judge denies FTC motion to reinstate freeze on call center company's assets

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 18, 2018

FORT MYERS – The Federal Trade Commission recently suffered a loss in a dispute with a call center company when the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida denied a motion to reinstate a freeze on the company's assets.

Attorney general and activism under scrutiny, Florida faces decision in close race

By John Breslin | Sep 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE - Free market thinkers and those who believe in some government intervention are involved in an increasingly sour battle over the issue of climate change.

Boat-based ice cream shop sues Walton County to stay afloat

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

PENSACOLA — An ice cream retailer that sells frozen treats from an inflatable boat is asking a Florida district court to put a freeze on efforts by Walton County code enforcement to shut down the floating shop in the Gulf of Mexico.

Judge dismisses discrimination suit filed by former VA police officer at Bay Pines facility

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 13, 2018

TAMPA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently dismissed a discrimination suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) filed by a veteran and former Bay Pines VA s Healthcare System police officer.

Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

Two tobacco companies lost a bid to reverse a multi-million dollar judgment against them over a woman's death from smoking.

From Legal Newsline

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Federal judge denies requests for summary judgment in dispute over use of trademark in promoting music festivals

By Sandra Lane | Sep 11, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied requests for summary judgment requested by two entertainment companies concerning a dispute over the use of a trademark to promote music events.

High court repeals recent ethics panel amendments regarding confidentiality of court documents

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court repealed two recent amendments to the body of rules of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), the state’s top judicial disciplinary agency.

Jacksonville fire safety inspector accused of falsifying records loses discrimination lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 8, 2018

JACKSONVILLE — A fire safety inspector who was accused of falsifying records loses an unrelated discrimination lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville.

German and American eyewear companies' dispute heads to court

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 7, 2018

A failed distribution agreement has prompted a legal fight between two eyewear manufacturers.

Former circuit judge will be publicly reprimanded

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

Jacksonville attorney and former judge Mark Hulsey III faces a public reprimand over allegations of improper campaigning.

St. Petersburg attorney faces disbarment for withdrawing $1.5 million in fees without client's permission

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – St. Petersburg attorney Jay Snyder faces voluntary and permanent disbarment following a Aug. 16 Florida Supreme Court order in advance of pending disciplinary matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Key Biscayne attorney reprimanded for allegedly communicating with another attorney's clients

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Key Biscayne attorney Salina Jivani has been publicly reprimanded following an Aug. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over alleged inappropriate contact with another attorney's clients, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

North Miami attorney faces suspension over alleged trust account issues

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – North Miami attorney Liana Martinez faces suspension following an Aug. 23 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations involving her trust account, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Legal battle over 'Bad Moms' trademark continues

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 6, 2018

The company who distributed the film "Bad Moms" is embroiled in a legal battle with a Florida women's based networking group with the same name.

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